Before 2017, most of us had never heard the name Lt. General Michael Flynn before. And if we had, it was only because we were quite in the know about the upper echelon of U.S. military leadership. But in 2017, Flynn was appointed as newly elected President Donald Trump’s national security advisor.
However, that’s not what made him a household name.
As you likely remember, it was mere days after his new appointment that the FBI began “investigating” and then wrongly prosecuting Flynn in connection with what many thought to be a plan by Trump and his friends to cheat the 2016 presidential election. Yes, I’m talking about the now very debunked Russian collusion conspiracy that very nearly got Trump evicted from the White House.
But while Trump survived relatively unscathed, Flynn was not nearly so lucky.
In fact, he lost pretty much everything through the ordeal. First, he lost his appointment as Trump’s head of national security. Then he lost his title, as well as the hope of any continued career. And for a time, he even lost his freedom and was jailed.
However, with the mess of it all behind and a full pardon given by Trump, he can now start to look forward. And the first thing on his to-do list is to go after all those who wrongly accused, investigated, and prosecuted him.
On Tuesday, Flynn appeared on “The Absolute Truth with Emerald Robinson to explain his course of action.
He said, “I have gone back into the Department of Justice to let them know, to put them on notice that I am going to sue these people – I don’t give a crap about the money – to let them know I’m not going to sit on my laurels, and do ‘woe is me,’ and wring my hands. That we are going to go after these people. And we actually filed, very quietly, an intention to sue the Department of Justice, all of these people, from Jim Comey up to President Obama.”
If this guy sounds a bit pissed, you can bet that he is. And now, he’s looking for payback. Specifically, he is seeking damages for lost revenue, emotional distress, the loss of his job, attorney and court fees, false arrest, the loss of his freedoms, and abuse of the whole process, according to Just the News.
All of this totals a civil lawsuit of $5 million in property damages and another $45 million in personal injury for the now years-long process it has taken for him to be acquitted of any wrongdoing.
Now, it’s important to note here that Flynn was never guilty of anything, to begin with.
If you know of his situation, you’ll remember that in 2016, the DOJ began its campaign to prosecute Flynn just before Trump took office, and Flynn was appointed as his head of security. According to them, Flynn had lied to the FBI about a discussion between himself and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.
Initially, Flynn pled guilty under the advice of his lawyer. However, it soon became clear that the lawyer wasn’t doing him any favors. So a new council was obtained, and a request to withdraw the guilty plea was filed. It was around this time that evidence also began emerging that Flynn had, in fact, not lied to the FBI and that the FBI knew it.
But because of the political left’s wishes to ruin Trump and his chances at staying in the White House, the FBI and the DOJ, under instruction from then-President Barack Obama himself, buried it and went after Flynn anyway. As a result, it took a total of four years for Flynn’s innocence to be first realized and then for him to finally be pardoned.
And now he’s ready to get back what he lost and make sure that these “tyrants,” as he calls them, get what’s coming to them, even if that means going after those at the very top of the political ladder.
As Flynn said back in 2020, “Let’s not forget that by the crimes they have committed, they have violated our laws; they have betrayed our nation and their oath to serve our country, their oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.”
And with the political left already in dire straits, they may not fare too well under this attack…